Jiayin Li was appointed to the Precollege piano faculty upon arriving from her native China to pursue her doctoral studies at Manhattan School of Music with Solomon Mikowsky. Her students had won top prizes in many national youth competitions in China (Steinway, Young Chang, Kayserburg, Hailun and Xinghai), including the Prime Golden Bell Music Award, and in international competitions in Italy (Imola), Germany, Estonia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. She has frequently appeared on educational television in China and been recognized with various honorary diplomas. Her pupils have performed multiple times at Beijing’s National Center for the Performing Arts.
Jiayin Li has been Dr. Mikowsky’s assistant at Manhattan School of Music since 2017. He invited her to teach and perform for his lectures and master classes at the Shanghai, Dalian, and Xiamen conservatories and at the 2019 Muselit Educational Institute seminar in Beijing, sponsored by the Shanghai Music Publishing House, which was broadcast throughout China.
Ms. Li toured throughout China, giving solo performances in Xiamen, Dalian, Harbin, Tianjin, Hebei, Ningbo, Langfang, Yuci, Pingyao and Taiyuan, and was invited to perform at the Concert Hall of the National Library in Beijing. She was soloist with the Yunnan and Hebei symphony orchestras and pianist of the China Conservatory Trio. Other performances include recitals in Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania; a concert at the Basílica de Huesca in Spain (which sponsored a videorecording); and appearances in Cuba as soloist with the National Symphony at the Teatro Martí and in two consecutive recitals at Havana’s landmark Basílica (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and at the Ignacio Cervantes Hall.
Jiayin Li holds BM and MM degrees from the China Conservatory in Beijing, where she was a student and assistant to Professor Min Li, Chairman of the Piano Department. She was then appointed Director of the Tangshan branch of the China Conservatory Piano Department and assigned to train piano teachers at the Kumming, Tangshan and Harbin music schools and university art departments.
Jiayin Li has been a guest artist-teacher at the Perugia Music Festival in Italy, the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music in Poland, the Florence Culture and Arts Exchange Center, the Lancaster International Piano Festival, and the Zhengzhou and Lanzhou piano festivals, as well as Artistic Adviser and Guest Artist of the Manhattan International Youth Piano Festival in Shenzhen. She is currently Visiting Professor at the FaceArt Institute of Music in Shanghai and the Muside Music Institute in Beijing.